Council Apprenticeships Team to join Recruitment Event in Hexham

18 Sep 2017

Following a series of pop up events across Northumberland the Apprenticeships Team are out on the road again.  

They will be showcasing the Apprenticeships Programme at a recruitment event which will take place in Wentworth Leisure Centre on 28 September, from 10am-4pm.  Attendance at the event further demonstrates the county council’s commitment to providing great opportunities for the people of Northumberland.

In June the county council launched the ‘We’re Making it work’ apprenticeship recruitment campaign, which resulted in more than 750 people registering their details.

The apprenticeship Team are looking to keep up the momentum and take their message to the west of the county.

Richard Henderson, Apprenticeship Lead said “We’re working hard to recruit up to 160 new apprentices this year, with the commitment that by 2020 we will be supporting up to 400.”

At the event in Hexham, the team will be accompanied by:
  • Apprenticeship Mentors - responsible for supporting new apprentices by mentoring and giving advice to assist them through the learning process.  
  • Young People Coaching Team - Dedicated to providing opportunities for 16-18 year olds who are not currently in education, employment or training and those up to 25 years with special needs, learning difficulty or disability.
  • Adult Learning team - Who promote over 750 courses available through their 12 dedicated Learning Centres across the County.  

Caroline Tulett, Head of Learning and Skills said “It’s not too late to enrol on one of our courses, we have a vast range of subjects whether you’re looking to leap into a new career, step onto the pathway to a degree or study something entirely new.”

Wayne Daley, Northumberland County Council’s Deputy Leader and cabinet member for Children’s Services, said:

“ Apprenticeships provide a great opportunity for people  to develop the skills , knowledge  and experience necessary to enter the world of employment while working towards achieving nationally recognised qualifications.  

“ I’d encourage young people and parents or carers to come along to the event, or get in touch to find out more about the opportunities available in the county.”

For information about apprenticeships with Northumberland County Council go to http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Apprenticeships